Born in Coventry in 1963 Nicola Slattery went on to study at Coventry Art School graduating in 1986 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Moving to Oxford she became an active member of the Oxford Printmakers Coop and the Oxford Art Society. In 1995 she moved to Norfolk where she works from her home in a converted barn surrounded by the fields and other rural pastoral elements which so often feature in her work.
Exhibiting widely across the UK and Europe her work as come to be well loved and well known. She has taken part in a diverse range of art fairs, group exhibitions and solo shows and had works selected for exhibition with the New English Art Club (NEAC), Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
"Art for me is all about imagination. I live in rural south Norfolk surrounded by fields full of wildlife and sheep and the occasional deer. I have two daughters who both play violin. My mind often wanders and images of sheep, girls with flowers and encounters with deer visit my thoughts. I paint these ideas which merge with half remembered stories, and imagined scenarios. There is a deliberate intention to create characters engaged in "peaceful thoughtfulness" I believe there should be more thought and more peace in the world."
The Ice House, Holland Park, London
The Orangery Gallery, Holland Park, London
Red Barn Gallery, Kings Lynn
The Craft and Design Gallery, City Gallery, Leeds
The John Russell Gallery, Ipswich
The Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
The RONA Gallery, Mayfair, London
Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Castle Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
Mandell's Gallery, Norwich
Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold
The Grapevine, Norwich
The Dundas Street Galllery, Edinburgh